8th annual Bluegrass & Green Acres Fundraiser

Since 1993, the Black Swamp Conservancy has conserved and restored some of the Northwest Ohio region’s most important natural resources, protecting more than 17,400 acres. Support their continued efforts during the 8th annual Bluegrass & Green Acres Fundraiser. Held on the banks of the Maumee River in downtown Toledo, the evening of food, music and

Portraits of Tatum: Remembering the Toledo-born jazz legend

Legends often share a spotlight with the towns where they grew up. But Art Tatum’s best kept secret during his rise to titanic status in the world of jazz piano was his hometown. Dr. Imelda Hunt, author of The History of Art Tatum, 1909 – 1932, and founder/director of New Works Writers Series, is a

Queen Latifah Performs with Toledo Symphony Orchestra

The United States is no monarchy, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have royalty. Bow to the legend herself, Queen Latifah, as she performs with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra for a special evening of jazz, pop, rap and song. Have a chance to win tickets to the show here. $50+ | 8pm | Saturday, February

Margaret Barron Hosts Great Performances: Black Migrations

Soprano Margaret Barron hosts Great Performances: Black Migrations, exploring the lives and journeys of African Americans through poetry, journal entries and music. Travel and the act of being uprooted by force are important themes in African American History. Margaret will invite poets, speakers and musicians to present and get the audience involved with group sing-alongs.

André Watts Returns to the Stage with TSO

Classical pianist André Watts returns for his stunning eighth guest appearance with the Toledo Symphony. Watts began his career at the age of 16, making his debut with the New York Philharmonic and has since performed with orchestras all over the world. The recipient of countless awards and achievements, including the title of Distinguished Professor

Sweet Sounds at Ottawa Tavern

Check out four buzz-worthy local bands as they share the stage at the OT. Hear from indie-emo bands American Spirits, who released their ironically titled second EP “No One Cares About Your Band” back in December; bloom., who’s post-emo tinged single, “goodbye forever,” was released on January 2; bedroom pop act Twin Frames; and singer-songwriter

Rasa After Dark Series

Celebrate some of Toledo’s most talented artists during a delicious evening, live music series, Rasa After Dark. From 8:30-11pm on Thursdays, Rasa will host local artists, flights and cocktails by Toledo Spirits, and more. Admission is free, food and drinks will rotate. Singer Carmer Miller will perform on Thursday, January 17, with B. Wills (1-31),

Lovin’ Is What I Got When Sublime with Rome Comes to Toledo

What did the 1990s sound like? It’s hard to pick a signature sound of the decade, but the fusion of ska, punk, reggae and alternative rock on Sublime’s 1996 self-titled album is a good start. Experience some sonic nostalgia when Sublime with Rome, a collaboration between Sublime’s Eric Wilson and singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez,

Local Fame: Eerie Point to host album release show Jan. 11

With a wide variety of influences and an eye on success, Eerie Point is a rising star in Toledo’s local music scene. The band will host an album release show at 9 p.m. on Friday, January 11 at The Ottawa Tavern, 1817 Adams St. The show will also feature local artists Amelia Airharts, Human Juicebox,

Society’s Ugly Son Album Release Show

Celebrate with Toledo metal band Society’s Ugly Son at a CD release show in support of their 8th album “Gentlemen Creatures Robots.” Telling stories of American monsters, Appalachian folklore and other mayhem, the group blends 80’s metal with 70’s Southern rock. Joining the bill for the night are The Dougouts, The Shakin’ Shivers, and River